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Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy Poetry Friday

Our weather this last week has been fantastic.  On Wednesday I went to McBride Gardens on the south side of the island for the opening of their new canoe garden featuring all the plants that were brought to the island by canoe.

I did learn two interesting facts:

The Hawaiian islands are the most remote islands in the world.  They are the farthest away from another land mass.  I'd never thought about that before.  But, just finding our islands by boat must have been a great accomplishment for early travelers who only had the stars to guide them.

Hawaii has had more plants and animals go extinct here than any other place in the US.  This is why gardens and nature preserves are so important.

There was a blessing of the garden.

Here is a poem I wrote about my experiences this week.


Fog blooms on my window pane.
Silver dew laces upon the hill.
Rainbows where there once was rain,
Finding myself by being still.

A rooster crows down the lane.
Wrens perch on a mango bough,
Living fully, but not in vain,
Living my life in the here and now.

What have you done this week?  What have you learned?  Can you try writing your own poem about something you've experienced this week.  Have fun.

It is Poetry Friday.  You can find more poetry at the Poetry Friday Round Up hosted by Kay McGriff  at A Journey Through the Pages  this week?  Thanks you Kay, for hosting us all.


  1. Fascinating information, Joy! Glad you got to see the canoe garden and find yourself by being still.

    1. Thanks Tabatha, I am enjoying island life.

  2. I love how you live life in the here and now, dear Joy! Interesting about the canoes and remoteness of your beautiful islands; I posted about LBH's recent TRAVELING THE BLUE ROAD - Songs of the Sea this week. And, I bet much of the country would have traded weather with you this past week - and, still would! Ha!

  3. Yes, it has been a beautiful week. I wouldn't trade my life with anyone. Thanks Robyn.

  4. I really enjoy hearing about your "new" life on the islands, Joy. It is a wonderful place where you've landed! I wrote a poem about the out of doors for today, too, such blessings we have. Thanks for sharing your new gardens. That video is beautiful, and I love "Silver dew laces upon the hill", a line from your "presence"!

  5. I didn't know that about Hawaii! Very interesting. :-)

    I love "finding myself by being still" I'm trying to do that... and it's hard!

  6. Glad you had great weather and experienced the day in canoe garden. Love you.

  7. Yes, "in the here and now"! Very insightful poem, Joy. =)

  8. And now I've learned something by reading your post! I love the idea of the canoe garden to showcase all the plants that arrived on the island by canoe. I'm trying to follow the advice in your poem to relish NOW by capturing a moment of each day in a poem. I'm finding that I am paying more attention to each moment as I search for each day's poem.

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